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Nov 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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To begin celebrating our annual "Castlevania October," we play part one of those for Castlevania: Simon's Quest.
Topics: Castlevania, Castlevania II, NES, Stream
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Oct 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Somehow I have never played Secret of Mana before, so I decided to check it out to see if it was worth covering on the podcast at some point. So far, so good!
Topics: secret of mana, snes, stream, rpg
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Sep 25, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We did a SGNG stream like 4 years ago, but the quality is very poor, so I jumped back into it and got through a good chunk of the game. I love this game, but some parts are so frustrating!
Topics: SNES, stream, super nintendo, capcom, super ghouls n ghosts
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Sep 13, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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After some technical problems, we got the stream going late, but played THPS 1 + 2 for about an hour each. This was a really fun stream with a great audience. There are one or two connection hiccups about midway through, but they clear up quick.
Topics: tony hawk pro skater, tony hawk, playstation, stream
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Sep 4, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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To celebrate its release on the Switch, I played Super Mario All Stars for a bit. We play through parts of The Lost Levels, 1, and 2.
Topics: mario, nes, streams, snes
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Sep 4, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Quick stream here running through Super Smash TV as requested by a viewer. This is a cool game and was inspired by a great movie called The Running Man.
Topics: snes, streaming, smash tv
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Aug 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We wrapped up another game, so I played a game of Mutant League Football because a viewer wanted to see it. I wish this game and Mutant League Hockey would get reissued!
Topics: mutant league hockey, streaming, sega genesis
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Aug 15, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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The only Castlevania game on the Genesis is good, but having only two continues really harms its fun factor a lot. In this stream, I get through a decent chunk of the game.
Topics: castlevania, stream, sega genesis, castlevania bloodlines
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Aug 5, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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NBA Jam is a game that has held up really well! This was an extremely fun stream. I can't wait to do a podcast about it.
Topics: nba jam, streaming, sega genesis
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Aug 5, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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NHLPA 93 is one of the best sports games ever and holds up really well! In this stream we play a few games of it and discuss the game at length.
Topics: NHLPA93, Streaming, Sega, Sega Genesis
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We had some time left in the stream, so I did a run through Contra because Sara had never seen it before!
Topics: Contra, nes, streaming
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We did a podcast like 3 years ago for Baseball Stars and never did a stream for some reason! We rectify that here while Sara and I discuss sports games in the 8 and 16 bit era plus why neither of us ever did well in sports.
Topics: baseball, baseball stars, snk, nes, nintendo, streaming
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We had some time leftover in a stream, so time for some more Animal Crossing!
Topics: stream, nintendo switch, switch, animal crossing, new horizons, animal crossing new horizons
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Somehow, I had never played this game much, so I thought it was a good idea to check it out now. Let's see what happens...
Topics: super mario brothers, yoshi, streaming, snes, super nintendo
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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I wanted to see if Final Fight 2 was a game worth doing a podcast about and we ended playing it to near completion during the stream. Sorry that it cuts off at the end...my streaming software crashed, but there was only about 5 minutes left in the stream anyway.
Topics: capcom, streaming, snes, super nintendo, final fight, final fight 2
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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One of the funner games on the NES! We had some time left in the stream after wrapping up another game, so we played Super Dodge Ball for a bit.
Topics: streaming, nes, super dodge ball
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Aug 2, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Wow, I wish this game had come over to American back then because my friends and I would have loved it! Nekketsu Fighting Legend is a fantastic game and we will be doing a podcast about it soon.
Topics: nekketsu, streaming, nekketsu fighting legend
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Jul 31, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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A Nekkestu hockey game!?! Sign me up! This is a really fun game that kind of reminds me of Ice Hockey on the NES....
Topics: Nekketsu, Hockey, Streaming, NES
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Jul 30, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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One of the coolest and funnest sports games ever is our focus in this episode. I can't wait to do a podcast about this game!
Topics: Nekketsu, Soccer, Streaming, NES
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One of the funnest soccer games ever! We dive into this one for an hour to check out all of its odd quirks. I wish there were more of these games...
Topics: Nekketsu, Soccer, Streaming, NES
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Jul 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream we do a quick run through Downtown Nekketsu Story, which came over to America as River City Ransom.
Topics: river city ransom, nes, famicon, downtown nekketsu story, kunio kun, retro, stream
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In this stream, we begin playing Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego...on the SNES! Giraffe Feels is a retro gaming podcast. We put out 1-2 episodes per month. You can find more information at www.giraffefeels.net I stream Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights at www.twitch.tv/giraffefeelspod. Monday is RPG Night. Tuesday is normally a newer game. Thursday is Retro Night. I stream at 8pm EST. Follow the podcast on Twitter (@giraffefeelspod) for announcements.
Topics: where in the world is carmen san diego, snes, super nintendo
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Jun 21, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Our first Earthbound stream! This summer we are going to be streaming Earthbound on alternating Wednesdays. In this stream, I kind of get my bearings and figure out where I had left off when I started the game (only like 30 minutes in).
Topics: snes, earthbound, rpg
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Jun 21, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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On the night we messed around with the TG16 Mini, we played Bonk's Revenge for a bit.
Topics: tg16 min, turbografx 16, pc engine, bonk, bonk's revenge
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Jun 18, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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While messing around with the Turbografx 16 Mini on stream, we jumped into Valkryie No Densetsu, sight unseen, for a bit. Pretty interesting Zelda/Ryger/etc style game. We might come back to it.
Topics: turbo grafx 16, valkryie no desetsu, legend of the valkyrie
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Jun 6, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Back in the old days, Bonk's Adventure was one of the few TG16 games I actually played. It has some interesting aspects, but falls short in other ways for sure.
Topics: turbo grafx 16, bonk, bonk's adventure
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Jun 6, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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Our first T16 Mini stream! We mess around in the boss rush part of Rondo of Blood for a bit. This is pretty hard and honestly kind of a bummer near the end of a great game.
Topics: castlevania, turbo grafx 16, rondo of blood
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May 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream, we begin playing MM7. We will come back to it at some point. This game is a lot better than I remember it being…
Topics: Mega Man, Mega Man 7, Mega Man VII, Capcom, Giraffe Feels Podcast, SNES, Super Nintendo
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May 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream we continue playing Octopath Traveler. We will come back to this game every so often.
Topics: Octopath Traveler, Nintendo Switch, RPG, Giraffe Feels Podcast
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May 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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I had not played The Lost Levels in a very long time before picking it up for this stream. It’s really, really, hard, but also pretty fun, so we will be back at some point.
Topics: Super Mario Brothers, Lost Levels, SNES, Giraffe Feels Podcast
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May 16, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream, we finish off the last few stages of Super Castlevania IV. This video is edited together from Saturday night and Sunday morning sessions, which is the reason for the change of clothes. I also edited it out about 15 minutes of losing boss battles.
Topics: Castlevania, Super Castlevania, NES, SNES, Giraffe Feels Podcast
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May 13, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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We continue playing ACNH! In this stream I try to show off some of the things I have done on my island lately.
Topics: stream, nintendo, nintendo switch, animal crossing, animal crossing new horizons
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May 13, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream, I begin playing Crystalis to see if I wanted to do a playthrough. I think we will come back to this one.
Topics: crystalis, nintendo, nes, rpg
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May 13, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In celebration of the release of River City Girls, I did a stream of the game. I got stuck in the mall, but haven't had a chance to go back to it yet.
Topics: river city girls, nintendo switch, river city ransom
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May 12, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream we begin playing through Castlevania Bloodlines until I get stuck a bit. We will definitely be back to this game.
Topics: castlevania, castlevania bloodlines, mega drive, sega genesis
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May 12, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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In this stream I play Akumajo Dracula for a bit in honor of our recent podcast episode about Super Castlevania.
Topics: giraffe feels podcast, akumajo dracula, super castlevania, snes, super nintendo, castlevania
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May 12, 2020 William Patrick Wend
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For Extra Life Day 2019, we began the day by streaming Secret of the Stars for a little bit. We might come back to this one at some point.
Topics: giraffe feels podcast, secret of the stars, tecmo, rpg, snes, super nintendo
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May 4, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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Gunstar Heroes is one of the best platformers ever and might be the best game on the Genesis. Join me as I look back at the game and its place in history. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen. The break music is from Suikoden II. I am streaming Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday on  Twitch .  Monday is RPG Night. Tuesday is normally a newer game. Thursday is Retro Night. Consider donating to our  Extra Life charity drive . We are raising...
Topics: Giraffe Feels Podcast, podcast, retro gaming, gunstar heroes, sega, sega genesis
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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Our 50th episode! For this episode, we take some time to look back at some of my favorite moments from our first 49 episodes. Clips from episodes about the following games are included… Castlevania III Mega Man II Final Fantasy IV Legend Of Zelda Baseball Stars Sim City Super Ghouls N Ghosts I am streaming Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday on  Twitch .  This week we will be streaming Super Mario USA. Consider donating to our  Extra Life charity drive . We are raising money for Children’s...
Topics: giraffe feels podcast, castlevania, nes, mega man, final fantasy, legend of zelda, baseball stars,...
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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Our final episode of 2018! In our annual holiday episode, we discuss the fall and winter of 1997, getting a Playstation, and how Final Fantasy VII helped me deal with not starting college out so well. The second half of the episode discusses some of our plans for 2019 and a big announcement about a new project. Consult the end of this episode as well for an update about our streaming plans for 2019. Consider donating to our  Extra Life charity drive . We are raising money for Children’s...
Topics: playstation, giraffe feels podcast, final fantasy, final fantasy 7
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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If Streets of Rage 2 came out today, it would be a game of the year candidate. In this episode we discuss the game, its legacy, and how well it holds up against other games of the genre and era. I am streaming Monday through Thursday and sometimes other days on  Twitch .  Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II.  Tuesday we are streaming Final Fantasy IV. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego....
Topics: streets of rage, sega genesis, giraffe feels podcast
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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As promised during our holiday season of 1991 episode, we have gotten to Castlevania IV. In this episode, we discuss how well this game showed off the SUPER technology of the SNES, whether it is a prequel or sequel or maybe neither, and how it improves upon Castlevania III. Join me, won’ you, as we go THROUGH A ROOM. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom. The break music is from Final Fantasy IV. I am streaming Monday, Wednesday,...
Topics: Castlevania, Retro Gaming, Giraffe Feels Podcast, Super Castlevania, SNES
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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This episode goes through the best music of the first six Mega Man games and discusses some of the vast highs, and lows, of the series. This was really fun, but also grueling, to put together and I hope you enjoy it. At the end of this episode, we spend a few minutes discussing our Extra Life plans for November 3rd and announce the streaming schedule for November. I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes other days on  Twitch . Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming...
Topic: Mega Man
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Feb 23, 2019 William Patrick Wend
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It took a few tries to get this episode recorded, but here we are! There may be a few minor audio glitches because Audacity was very uncooperative while I was editing and recording. Mega Man VI is a solid improvement over the last few games in this series, but still not near the absolute heights of it. Join me, won’t you, to discuss the game and my concerns about robotkind in the Mega Man universe. At the end of this episode, there is some discussion of our Extra Life campaign and some of the...
Topics: mega man, mega man vi, giraffe feels podcast, retro gaming
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Sep 9, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Finally, a new episode! I apologize for the delay...the new school year got a bit out of hand and I kept putting off editing this episode. Deadly Towers is a frustrating, difficult, and mind numbing game I have been trying to figure out for the past 30 years. I still have not figured it out. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy V. The break music is from Final Fantasy IV. I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes other days on  Twitch . Monday night is...
Topic: Deadly Towers
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Sep 1, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Super Mario Brothers is one of the most important video games ever made. Join us for a discussion of my early experiences with the game and how it plays today. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy VII. The break music is from Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood. I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on  Twitch . Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Streets of...
Topic: super mario brothers
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Sep 1, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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There are other retro gaming podcasters who love Mega Man V, but I am not much of a fan. After trying to play through it a few times on our Twitch page, I put my thoughts together for the podcast.  The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Suikoden II. The break music is from Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood. I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on  Twitch . Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This...
Topic: mega man
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Originally this episode was going to be a mix of my favorite airship themes, but I ended up expanding it to “travel” in general. I had a lot of fun putting together this episode! Our next episode will be out at the beginning of the month. In this episode we play music from… Super Mario Brothers 3 Wild Arms Final Fantasy 4 Chrono Cross Cosmic Star Heroine I am streaming Monday-Thursday on  Twitch . Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Shadows of Adam around 8pm....
Topics: Super Mario Brothers 3, Wild Arms, Final Fantasty IV, Final Fantasy 4, Chrono Cross, Cosmic Star...
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Castlevania Chronicles is a game you do not hear a lot about in this series, but it has some nice homages to previous games and a fantastic soundtrack. This episode also has some initial thoughts about Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon. I am streaming Monday-Thursday on  Twitch . Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Lost Sphear around 8pm. Tuesdays I am streaming Phantasy Star III: Generations Of Doom around 7pm. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice around 8pm. Thursday is...
Topics: Castlevania, Castlevania Chronicles, Bloodstained, Bloodstained Curse Of The Moon
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Thank you for your patience while I was moving and dealing with the end of the school year. We are back with our first mix tape in awhile. This one covers some of my favorite town themes from RPGs. Games covered include Final Fantasy Origins, Earthbound, Sword Of Vermillion, Sim City, and Phantasy Star III. Our intro music comes Shining Force. I am streaming Monday-Thursday on  Twitch . Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Lost Sphear around 8pm. Tuesdays I am streaming...
Topics: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Origins, Earthbound, Sword of Vermillion, Sim City, Phantasy Star,...
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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I had not thought about Legacy Of The Wizard for a really long time until a recent Retronauts episode discussed it. I know some people who are very high on this game, but, after giving it a shot again, I am not one of them. At the same time, let’s also discuss why Legacy Of The Wizard is an important step for Metroidvania games. Wednesday I will be streaming Super Castlevania IV at 8pm on  Twitch . On Tuesday and Thursday I will also be streaming a TBD game at 6pm, although Tuesday I may not...
Topics: nintendo, legacy of the wizard
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Duck Tales II is a good, not great, followup to the incredible Duck Tales. I had never played it before the Disney Afternoon Collection came out! Join me for a brief discussion of the game. On Monday I will be streaming Halo III (which I have never played before!) and Wednesday I will be streaming Super Castlevania IV at 8pm on  Twitch . On Tuesday and Thursday I will also be streaming a TBD game at 6pm. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. Our May schedule will be up...
Topics: Duck Tales, Nintendo, Disney
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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We’re back! A Link To The Past was an incredible return to form for the Zelda series and perhaps the best game in the series? Let’s talk about that and other issues in the 36th episode of our podcast! The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Mega Man IV. The break music is from Super Castlevania. Next Monday I will be streaming Gauntlet Slayer Edition and Next Wednesday I will be streaming River City Ransom at 8pm on  Twitch . You can find a schedule for upcoming streams...
Topics: zelda, legend of zelda
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Our “500 Words About” series continues with a discussion of Sim City 2000, the busy nature of modern simulation games, the tyranny of choice, and why I love Sim City on the Super Nintendo. Next Monday I will be streaming Super Mega Baseball and Next Wednesday I will be streaming Castlevania: Dracula X at 8pm on  Twitch . You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet...
Topics: Sim City, Sim City 2000
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Aug 2, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Final Fantasy Tactics just passed its 20th anniversary, which qualifies the game for the podcast! At times I have called Final Fantasy Tactics my favorite game of all time. I do not quite feel that way anymore, but join me to discuss the high and lows of this game, how I played it in both college and grad school, and how I feel about the game nowadays. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Lunar: Silver Star Story. The break music is from Super Castlevania. This Wednesday at...
Topics: final fantasy, final fantasy tactics
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Jul 30, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Baseball Stars II was a very disappointing followup to the amazing Baseball Stars. This episode is our second “500 Words” episode and discusses where the game fell short. This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Baseball Stars II on  Twitch . You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. I will update our stream schedule for March over the weekend. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive. Please...
Topics: baseball stars, nintendo, pc engine
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Jul 27, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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In our first every “500 Words About” episode, which we will use to discuss games that don’t need a longer episode, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers is discussed. The release of the Disney Afternoon Collection pushed me to replay this game back in the fall. What I found was a decent platformer that has held up over the years. This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Super Ghouls N Ghosts on  Twitch . You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. We are also on  iTunes , ...
Topics: Disney, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers
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Jul 26, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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When we covered Mega Man II originally, I still didn’t have good equipment to record with yet. I thought it would be a good idea to record a new version of this episode. I’m just getting over a cold, so I apologize if my voice still sounds a bit rough. This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Mega Man III on  Twitch . In a few days there will be a schedule for upcoming streams on the website. Future episodes will also have it listed in the notes for that episode. We are also on  iTunes...
Topics: mega man, mega man 2
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Jul 25, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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This is a quick update announcing that I will be doing game streams on Wednesday nights at 8pm on Twitch. See you tonight for Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers and then next week for Mega Man 2 (Wily Wars Version).
Topic: mega man
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Jul 24, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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It turns out I don’t have quite as profound a set of memories of getting a Sega Genesis as I did a Super Nintendo, but it was still a pretty neat day due to some inquisitive purchasing choices by my mother. This episode discusses Christmas Day 1992 and what I loved, and hated, about the Genesis. There is also some discussion of our plans for 2018. Games Discussed: Strider Sonic The Hedgehog Madden 1993 Phantasy Star III NHL 94
Topics: sega, sega genesis, strider, sonic, madden 93, phantasy star
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Jul 23, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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This episode began as another thematic mix tape, but ended up being a bunch of interesting tracks I curated for this podcast. We will have one more episode this year, which will be our annual holiday episode. This years episode focused on the Sega Genesis and the Christmas of 1992. Tracks are from… Batman (Genesis) River City Ransom Lunar Silver Star Story Super Play Action Football Sim City 2000 Final Fantasy IV Castlevania Chronicles The background music for this episode’s introduction is...
Topics: sega, nintendo, batman, genesis, river city ransom, lunar silver star story, super play action...
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Jul 19, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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In one of our first episodes, I promised an episode about River City Ransom. This is one of the best games games I have every played and its combination of side scrolling beat em up and role playing game mechanics has held up really well. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Chrono Trigger. The break music is from Super Castlevania. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive.  Please consider...
Topics: nintendo, river city ransom
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Jul 18, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Duck Tales is one of the best video games ever made. I was so happy when the Disney Afternoon Collection came out earlier this year and spent an evening replaying this wonderful game. The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy IX. The break music is from Shining Force II. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive.  Please consider becoming a  Patron  of the podcast.
Topics: nintendo, duck tales
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Jul 17, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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NHL 94 is one of the best sports games ever. In this episode, we look at the early years of the series that made me want a Genesis. Games Discussed: NHL 92 NHLPA 93 NHL 94 NHL 95 NHL 2001 Ice Hockey Blades Of Steel There is also some additional music from the Sega CD version of NHL 94, which is so good! The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past. The break music is from Shining Force II. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher...
Topic: NHL94
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Jul 16, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Over the summer I spent some time playing through various games on the Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for the PS3. This is a great anthology of a lot of cool Genesis games, but also some that are not that good. This episode discusses some of them. There is not much about Phantasy Star or Shining Force because we will do full length episodes about those series in the future. Games Discussed: Alex Kidd Alien Storm Altered Beast Columns Shinobi III Streets Of Rage To further discuss these...
Topics: sega, sega genesis, alex kidd, alien storm, altered beast, columns, shinobi iii, streets of rage
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Jul 12, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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I never played Mega Man 4 back in the old days! Join me as I offer some thoughts on the game after playing through it on the Mega Man Legacy Collection.
Topics: mega man, retro gaming
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Jul 11, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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On Christmas Day 1991 my focus was on Super Mario World, but my parents also got me Super Ghouls N Ghosts. I love this game and am so impressed with how well it has held up over the years. The background music during the Tweets & Emails segment is from Earthbound. NOTE: Whoops, around the 3:50 mark I meant to say Ghosts N Goblins, not Ghouls N Ghosts. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive. Please consider...
Topics: super Ghouls N Ghosts, Retro Gaming
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Jul 10, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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To celebrate our first anniversary, I went back and made a new version of the first episode of the podcast with updated content and significantly better audio quality. Thank you for supporting the first year of the podcast. We are also on iTunes , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.
Topics: castlevania, retro gaming
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Jul 9, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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I gave a presentation about Valkyria Chronicles at an academic conference back in the fall. While it is pretty rough as it was an in progress work, I decided to make a recording of the presentation for the podcast. I love Valkyria Chronicles and hope you enjoy this episode. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a  Patron  of the podcast.
Topics: Valkyria Chronicles, Retro Gaming
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Mar 12, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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We are on hiatus during August, but there will still be a few things coming out in the feed. First off is an update of the changes I have made to our Patreon recently. I also offer some notes on future episodes of the podcast and a few reflections of how our first year has gone so far. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a  Patron  of the podcast. Background music during this episode...
Topics: retro gaming, podcast, duck tales, river city ransom, super ghouls n ghosts, final fantasy tactics,...
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Mar 12, 2018 William Patrick Wend
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Metal Gear was an “okay” game that frustrated me in many places. In 1989, I would have never believed it would become such a popular gaming franchise to this very day. Before we start: Just wanted to warn that there is some discussion of PTSD and domestic violence near the middle of this episode. We are also on  iTunes ,  Google Play , and  Stitcher . You can also download episodes from the  Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a  Patron  of the podcast. We will be on hiatus...
Topics: podcast, retro gaming, metal gear
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Jul 2, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Here is our first mix in a long time. This one covers some of my favorite end game themes plus an additional track that I threw in because I love it. Games Covered: Mega Man II Super C Final Fantasy IX Ninja Gaiden Chrono Trigger
Topics: retro gaming, mega man, contra, final fantasy, ninja gaiden, podcast, chrono trigger
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Jun 24, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Back in the early nineties, I did not enjoy Mega Man 3 that much at all. For better or worse, it was following up one of the best video games ever made. Join me as I revisit the game 25 years later.
Topics: retrogaming, mega man, mega man 3
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Jun 5, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Our new episode looks at how my childhood interest in computers led me to my teaching career.
Topics: retro gaming, apple iic, commodore
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May 5, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Simon’s Quest was my first Castlevania game. I have a lot of fond memories. Join me as we finish up the first half of 2017. We will have one supplemental episode later in May and return early in June for new episodes.
Topics: retro gaming, castlevania, podcast, nintendo, konami
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Apr 13, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Last summer, after hearing some praise for the game on a few podcasts, for Zelda II , I decided to give it another trying after not enjoying it growing up. Spoiler: I still do not really like it.
Topics: legend of zelda, zelda, podcast, retrogaming
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Mar 6, 2017 William Patrick Wend
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Final Fantasy 5 did not come into my gaming life until its reissue on the Playstation, but it is still quite a memorable game for reasons both good and bad. This episode will discuss the game and my frustrations with it over the years.
Topics: final fantasy, retro gaming, final fantasy 5, final fantasy 4
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Feb 3, 2017 William Wend
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Sim City was one of the games that began my life long love of simulation games. The Super Nintendo version is rather unique in its adaptation of the series. This episode will talk about Sim City's importance to me growing up and how it is a game I return to in trying times. Games Discussed Sim City Cities: Skylines Animal Crossing: New Leaf Stardew Valley
Topics: Simcity, Sim City, Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Cities: Skylines, Stardew Valley
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Jan 9, 2017 William Wend
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Christmas 1991 was the dawn of the Super Nintendo. Super Mario World is one of the greatest video games ever and is still so infinitely playable. Tune in as I discuss the Christmas of 1991 and Super Mario World launched what I would argue is the golden age of gaming. Games Discussed: Super Mario World Super Castlevania IV Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Topics: podcast, super mario world, super castlevania iv
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Jan 9, 2017 William Wend
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A trip to the video store in the middle of 1996 unearthed a new Castlevania game I did not know much about. Join me, won’t you, to discuss both Dracula X and Rondo of Blood. Games Discussed Castlevania: Dracula X Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood
Topics: podcast, castlevania, dracula x, rondo of blood
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Jan 7, 2017 William Wend
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8-Bit NES baseball games were often very imperfect until Baseball Stars came along. Join me, won’t you, as we discuss my favorite baseball game. Games Discussed: Baseball Stars Micro League Baseball Major League Baseball RBI Baseball Bases Loaded Bases Loaded II River City Ransom Tecmo Bowl Sports Talk Baseball MVP Baseball 2005 Super Mega Baseball
Topics: podcast, retro gaming, baseball stars, micro league baseball, rbi baseball, bases loaded, river...
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Jan 7, 2017 William Wend
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When I first started doing research (by playing video games!) for this podcast, “great stage themes!” was a note I wrote down over and over. This episode explores some of my favorites of the 16 bit era. Games Discussed: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Final Fantasy IV Super Ghouls N Ghosts Earthbound Sword of Vermillion Super Mario World
Topics: podcast, retro gaming, castlevania, final fantasy 4, super ghouls n ghosts, earthbound, sword of...
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Jan 3, 2017 William Wend
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Legend of Zelda was an absolutely monumental part of my childhood. This episode explores how Link was my childhood hero and the importance of the game to me. Games Discussed: Legend of Zelda Castlevania II Castlevania III
Topics: legend of zelda, castlevania ii, castlevania iii
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Jan 2, 2017 William Wend
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Final Fantasy IV is probably my favorite game of all time. I had waited a little bit to do this episode so I can finish a replay of the game, but here we are now. Now that the school year has begun again, regular posting at the beginning and middle of the month will resume. Games Discussed: Final Fantasy IV Final Fantasy V
Topics: final fantasy, final fantasy 4, final fantasy 5
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Dec 30, 2016 William Wend
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I have been a bit under the weather, but we are finally getting this one out. This episode is inspired by my response to a Jane McGonigal post about using computer games to create narrative as children. Regular podcasting will resume in September with, tentatively, Final Fantasy IV and Legend Of Zelda . Note: I tried a few different microphone settings during this episode, so the recording of my voice is going to vary a little bit at times. Games Discussed: Winter Games Summer Games Track &...
Topics: podcast, retro gaming, jane mcgonigal, final fantasy 4, legend of zelda, winter games, summer...
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Dec 29, 2016 William Wend
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Our first mixtape episode! In the third episode of the Giraffe Feels Podcast, we look at some of my favorite overworld themes. Games Discussed: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest River City Ransom A Link To The Past Sim City Final Fantasy 4
Topics: podcast, castlevania II, river city ransom, a link to the past, sim city, final fantasy 4
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Dec 28, 2016 William Wend
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In the second episode of the Giraffe Feels Podcast, we look at how Mega Man II was one of my favorite games growing up… At the end of the podcast I offer some quick thoughts on Mighty No. 9 Other Games Referenced: Mega Man Legacy Collection Mega Man 3 Mega Man 4 Mighty No. 9 Super Ghouls N Ghosts
Topics: podcast. mega man, mega man 2, retro gaming, mega man 3, mighty no. 9
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Dec 27, 2016 William Wend
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In the first episode of the Giraffe Feels podcast, we look at how Castlevania III was a part of a rather dark time in my childhood.
Topics: podcast, castlevania, castlevania III